Grandfathering Rules

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  • Grandfathering gives certain students the option of staying at the school they currently attend even if their assignment changes. All eligible students who submit their request during the request period, Dec. 11-20, will have their request approved. Eligible students will be contacted with additional information about the request process.

    Elementary and Middle Students

    • Students rising to 5th grade or 8th grade who are affected by this proposal would be eligible to grandfather and stay at their current school. 
    • Their siblings would be eligible to grandfather for one year.
    • After one year, siblings would be assigned to their new base school.
    • Grandfathered students do not receive district transportation. 


    High School Students – Existing School to Existing School

    • All students whose assignments are proposed to change from an existing school to an existing school (i.e. Wake Forest High to Wakefield High) are eligible to grandfather and remain at their current school.
    • Rising 9th graders are eligible to grandfather if they have an older sibling attending the school. They will be able to stay through the exit grade.
    • Grandfather requests can be made during a special application period Dec. 11-20. 
    • Grandfathered students do not receive district transportation.

     

    High School Students – Assigned to New School (Willow Spring High)

    • Students rising to grades 11 and 12 living in the base attendance area of Willow Spring High cannot attend Willow Spring High, because it is opening for 9th and 10th only.
    • They will remain at their current high school and continue to receive their current level of transportation.
    • Their siblings rising to 9th and 10th grades are eligible to grandfather with their older sibling and stay at their existing school. Those younger siblings can then remain at the school even after the older sibling graduates.
    • Grandfather requests can be made during a special application period, likely in early December 2020.
    • They are eligible to receive transportation only for as long as the older sibling attends that school or they change addresses, whichever comes first.

     

    Students Affected by These Proposed Calendar Application School Changes

    • All students would be eligible to request to remain at their current school without transportation.
    • This policy only applies to a select number of students attending a school that has been removed as a calendar application school for their address. 
    • Grandfather requests can be made during a special application period Dec. 11-20. 
    • Again, grandfathered students do not receive district transportation.